A History of the Synoptic
Problem. The Canon, the Text, the Composition, and the Interpretation
of the Gospels. Anchor Bible Reference Library (Doubleday ). May
Commentary. Edited by William R. Farmer with Dominique Barrios-Delgado,
Armando Levoratti, and Sean McEvenue. Published in English by Liturgical
Press (September 1998), Spanish by Editorial Verbo Divino (1998),
French by Les Editions du Cerf (May 1999), as well as Italian, Polish,
Russian, Dutch and Arabic soon after. For this volume, in addition
to editing manuscripts, I was the editor in charge of all technical
issues (layout, backup, etc.); I also coordinated the articles for
The Gospels, and wrote: "The Bible and Ecology" (with Dan
Deffenbaugh), and "What is the Synoptic Problem?" (with
Beyond the Q Impasse—Luke’s
Use of Matthew. With L. Cope, W. Farmer, A. McNicol, D. Peabody,
and P. Shuler. Trinity Press International (Philadelphia) 1997.
Documents for Gospel
Study. Fortress Press (Minneapolis). 1996, second revised and
enlarged edition; first edition, 1994.
Symposium on the Interrelations
Among the Gospels, Led by Marie–Émile Boismard, William R.
Farmer, and Frans Neirynck, edited by David L. Dungan. Published
in the series Bibliotheca Ephemerides Theologicarum Lovaniensium #90,
by Peeters, Louvain, Belgium, and Mercer University Press 1990.
Sourcebook of Texts
for the Comparative Study of the Gospels. Literature of the Hellenistic
and Roman Period Illustrating the Milieu and Character of the Gospels.
With David R. Cartlidge. 4th ed. published by the Society of Biblical
Literature (Scholars’ Press), 1974.
The Sayings of Jesus
in the Churches of Paul. The Use of the Synoptic Tradition in the
Regulation of Early Church Life. Fortress Press and Blackwell’s
Books in preparation:
A Student’s Guide to
Eusebius’ Ecclesiastical History (with a Teacher’s Manual). This
will be a dual purpose publication intended for courses on early Church
history and formation of the Christian Bible. Ten students from my
"Origins of the New Testament" course have helped me with
the content. Baker Book House has indicated a definite interest in
the project. Approximately 50 and 100 pages. Target date for completion:
What is the Synoptic
Problem? In the series, "Guides to Biblical Study."
Fortress Press (Minneapolis) has discussed with me a short guide to
the main issues involved in understanding how the Gospels were originally
written, and how they are related to each other. The series "Guides
to Biblical Study" are used all over the country in seminary
and graduate school courses in biblical studies. Approximately 100
pages. Target date for completion: summer 1999.
of the Gospel According to Mark. To be edited by David Peabody,
with L. Cope, W. R. Farmer, P. Shuler, A. McNicol, and myself. Approximately
250 pages in length (including all new synoptic charts), it will be
completed by August 1999. Publisher: Trinity Press International (publisher
of our similar study on the Gospel of Luke). This monograph will be
a verse-by-verse description of the authorial process followed by
the original author of the Gospel of Mark, assuming that his major
sources were the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. An early draft was published
by the Society of Biblical Literature in 1990 and 1991.
Images of Jesus in
Cultural Perspective. This project will result in several kinds
of publication: a 300 page monograph (with color plates) on the cultural
origins of six "classic" portrayals of Jesus Christ in western
history; a series of video lectures in the Bill Moyers style that
would include slides, music, animation, and lectures; an online course
that students can access while taking the class for credit, and a
CD-ROM that will contain course material in an interactive format.
Completion date: four years.
"The Year of Living
Dangerously: An East–West Dialectic," with Linda Ehrlich,
The New Orleans Film Review 19:3/4 (1993) 118-124 .
"The Two Gospel Hypothesis,"
article on the original order of composition of the Gospels, published
in the Anchor Bible Dictionary, vol. 5:671–679, New York: Doubleday
"Jesus and Violence,"
in Jesus, the Gospels and the Church. Essays in Honor of William
R. Farmer. Edited by E. P. Sanders, Mercer University Press, 1987,
"Synopses of the
Future," in Biblica 66 (1985) 457–492.
"A Griesbachian Perspective
on the Argument from Order" in C. M. Tuckett, Synoptic Studies.
The Ampleforth Conferences of 1982 and 1983. Journal for the Study
of the New Testament Supplement Series #7 (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic
Press 1984) 67–74.
"The Purpose and
Provenance of the Gospel of Mark," in Colloquy on New Testament
Studies, Bruce Corley, ed., Mercer Univ. Press 1983, pp. 133–156.
Also printed in New Synoptic Studies, William R. Farmer, ed. Mercer
Univ. Press, 1984, pp. 411–440.
"Theory of Synopsis
Construction," in Biblica 61(1980) 305–329.
"Survey of Nineteenth
Century ‘Lives of Jesus’," in Religious Studies Rev.,
Oct. 1978, 113–127.
Disillusionment with the Historical Reconstruction of the Life of
Jesus," in Perkins Journal, vol. 29 (1976), 27–48.
in the Gospel Producing Activity of the Early Church: Marcion, Tatian,
Mark," in L’évangile du Marc (Bibliotheca Ephemeridum
Theologicarum Lovaniensium #34), M. Sabbe ed. Louvain Univ. Press
"Mark the Abridgment
of Matthew and Luke," in Jesus and Man’s Hope, D. Miller,
ed., Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Press, vol. I (1970) 51–79. Reprinted
in A. Bellinzoni, ed., The Two Source Hypothesis: A Critical Appraisal.
Mercer University Press, 1985.
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